Top things to do in and around Atlanta this week

ATLANTA — Oct 1-2

The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

A two-day fest that includes all kinds of fine arts and crafts, a kid’s play area, local food vendors and drink concessions, plus live acoustic entertainment! The fest is FREE to attend and dogs are welcome!

Now-Oct. 31

Fright Fest at Six Flags

Once the sun goes down, the ghouls come out for Atlanta’s scariest and best Halloween event, complete with the spookiest haunted houses, terrifying scare zones, monstrous live shows and more.

Scarecrows in the Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Garden presents Scarecrows in the Garden! Check out more than 100 creative scarecrow creations by local artists, crafters, youth groups and more. Participants compete for prizes in the categories of professional, nonprofessional or business.

Nov. 20

Atlanta Chili Cook off

POSTPONED to Sunday, November 20th! Get ready for the best Chili Cook off at Brook Run Park! Sample delicious chili cooked up from restaurants, caterers, amateur cooks and chefs! Enjoy tunes from the West Cobb School of Rock House Band and a live DJ! The cook off will take place rain or shine! Tickets are available at atlanta-chili-cook-off dot com.

Oct 8-9

Fall Festival on Ponce

The two-day fest will feature over 100 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts along with folk and outsider art.Take in the beautiful fall  foliage and charming park while enjoying food trucks, a kid’s play area, live, acoustic music and more!

It’s free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome!

Now-Oct. 30

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Experience Play by day, glow by night during the Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park!

Take in the world’s largest pumpkin light show, celebrates all things Halloween with themed songs, an immersive canopy of lights, unique video, all-new special effects, and fireworks!


Apple picking at Mercier Orchards

Enjoy apple picking and all kinds of fun Fall activities at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Be sure to check the Mercier Orchards website for updates on U-Pick availability, times, and pricing.





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